Scott Westgarth is thought to have suffered a bleed on the brain during a fight in February
The mother of a boxer who died aged 31 within hours of winning a fight told of how her son has saved seven other people by donating his organs.
Scott Westgarth is thought to have suffered a bleed on the brain during a fight in February and held his head during ringside interviews after the match.
He was rushed to hospital that night but tragically died the day after the fight where he told fans he boxed out of sheer love for the game.
His mother, Rebecca, 58, has now revealed her pride for her ‘selfless’ son who helped people right up until the end.
She added that her ‘kind’ son was a big supported of the underdog and would do anything for those in need.
Rebecca dashed to be beside her son as he lay in hospital where she was told that he had put his name down on the organ donor list three times.
As she sat next to him in hospital Rebecca put her hand on his heart and thought that whoever received his heart would be a lucky person.
His mother, Rebecca, 58, has now revealed her pride for her ‘selfless’ son who helped people right up until the end
The grieving mother was later told that Scott’s organs had managed to save the lives of seven people.
Rebecca described Scott’s death as losing the ‘joy from her life’ however she has found some comfort in the fact he saved the lives of others.
However despite the death of her son Rebecca has said she does not want boxing to be banned believes Scott would have felt the same way.
‘She said: I just cannot believe I am never, ever going to see him again.’
A Go Fund Me page which was set up in Scott’s memory has raised almost £9,000 for his family so far.
Westgarth held his head with a gloved hand as Spelman speaks to the Boxing Social presenter
Scott, who was born in Hexham, Northumberland, worked as a personal trainer and chef while pursuing his boxing career.
The light-heavyweight earnt a shot at the English title with the tough win on points over compatriot Dec Spelman five weeks ago.
Speaking to boxing news site and streaming service Boxing Social after the fight, Westgarth praised his opponent and said he could see why he had won 11 professional bouts in a row.
An undated photo showing Westgarth, left, in his school uniform, which was posted on Facebook by his sister, Bethannie
This undated image shows Westgarth and his girlfriend, Natalie, relaxing in a boat during a holiday
Westgarth said: ‘He’s a good fighter and I can see why he was 11-0. But at the end of the day I wanted it just as much as he wanted it and ultimately I box away all the time.
‘I’m used to that pressure whether it’s an 11-0 kid, 7-0 kid, I’m not really bothered. I’ll box anyone.
‘I just enjoy it. I do it for fun, not because I think I’m going to be a world-class fighter. I just do it purely for entertainment and I’m glad we can put on a show and keep everybody entertained.’
The cause of his death is yet to be confirmed and an inquest is likely to be held in the future.
Westgarth posing with a boxing belt in an undated photo he posted online. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help his family and has so far raised £9,000